Minutes from "Monthly Meeting - 8 September 2011, 6PM ET, at National Electronics Museum" on 09/08/2011 - 18:00

Minutes for:

Monthly Meeting - 8 September 2011, 6PM ET, at National Electronics Museum from 09/08/2011 - 18:00 to 09/08/2011 - 18:00

ARCNEM
K3NEM - - W3HEM - - W3GR
Amateur Radio Club of the National Electronics Museum
MINUTES of the
8 September 2011
Monthly Meeting

1. ATTENDEES

AA3WI WA3ZWC
KB3NHQ K3FQP
N3GOO AI3Z
K0IQE KB3UTA
K4DUM KB3WCH
K3YH KB3UZN
KB3ORF W1TRT
WA2DRY K3NY
AB3CA N3BYW
AA3FB NK0J

2. MINUTES – minutes from August meeting accepted, approved

3. REPORTS
(a) Treasurer's Report - - Fred AI3Z
Aug ending bank balance $1806.43; total available funds: $1987.77.
Includes donation in memory of Tom C's (K3YH) deceased father-in law, Ted W3TRA
Membership is now 61 members

(b) Station Equipment and Operation Reports
i. Power Line Noise - - Rol K3RA
Family net reports power line noise comes and goes. Last 2 weeks fine

ii. Northrop Grumman Family Net, Wed. 3PM ET - - Chip W4PBG / Bob K3FQP
Family net reports power line noise comes and goes. Last 2 weeks fine
Yesterday's net only had three checkins

iii. Northrop Grumman 2M Net, Wed., 7:30PM ET
Net is running is fine. Rotating schedule is working out. Please continue to submit questions for net discussion.

iv. Equipment Issues
Desk lighting at the station has been a problem. Tom C has two lamps that he will install.

(c) QSL Report - - Nick K3NY –
DXCC count is ~264.

W2W - 200 cards received.
78 sent donations totaling $134
90 sent envelopes; 7 sent nothing (don't know why this doesn't add up to 200)
Nick is due a net of $48 for postage and $85 will be due for cards.

(d) FISTS Report - - Nick K3NY – no report

(e) FAR Report – no report. We still need a FAR Representative.

(f) Training Report - - Rol K3RA
The General Class course starts in September

(g) Special Event Report - -

4. OLD BUSINESS
• Roof Access: Tom C and Jim N toured the roof with NGC Safety and Facilities people. They are mostly concerned about people getting too close to the edge and possible damage to the new roof. Access is from inside Northrop controlled area, so non-employees will have to be badged and escorted. Roof visits will have to be coordinated with the museum director.
It was determined during this visit that there is no need for radiation warning lights. Signs and warning chains would be advisable. Northrop is looking into this.
• Equipment Storage Area: Tom C and Jim N continue to work on Wed evenings to inventory and cleanup. There are some items that really have no value as museum pieces or operational equipment. These items will be recommended for disposal at a future meeting

5. NEW BUSINESS
• Work Party: It was suggested that a roof work party be planned for October to:
Adjust the ATV antenna
Repair Guy ropes for the GAP antenna and dipoles
Perform preventive maintenance
Install a 160m antenna
(Jim N will coordinate this with Alice at the museum.)

6. NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS
Special Events:
• Upcoming Hamfests:

Technical presentations – Suggest or volunteer by contacting John Paul.

Next regular meeting: 13 October 2011 at 6:00PM local time.
Thanks to Tom Christovich for providing meeting notes.
Respectfully submitted by Ted Bauer, WA3AER

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